25.4.10

IF WE'RE STILL FREE, IT IS NO THANKS TO YOU. On Patriots' Day, MSNBC's Chris Matthews closed his evening show with a commentary challenging Tea Party adherents and other opponents of the Obama administration and the MSNBC worldview to, if they continued to enjoy their freedom in ten years, admit that much of their current campaigning is hype and fear-mongering. That challenge came a day after guests on Mr Matthews's Sunday morning show accused Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh of conduct approaching sedition. Donald Sensing provides additional context, and some fact-checking. Mr Matthews revisited the sedition argument on this morning's show, with no retraction forthcoming. That comes as no surprise.
No one is more authoritarian than a successful left-wing revolutionary: he rises to power by extolling dissent, then stays in power by suppressing it.
The rest of the article is hyperbolic: but keep in mind that the mind-set of the current administration is that of the practitioner of liberating tolerance.

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